9/28 - Tuna, Dorado, and Yellows on the 181

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  1. jeffdalton

    jeffdalton "Well Known" Member

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    Launched out of Dana Point Saturday morning at 5:30am and picked up a scoop of dines and made our way offshore with a crew made up of two newbies, Dave and Mike, and my regular crew mate, Bryan. Made the long run to the 181 via the 209 and paddies were non existent for the most part. Finally we see some birds working big time and we make our way over. We were stoked to see the birds diving on crashing tuna! These tuna were moving fast and every time we maneuvered to get in front they would veer off in another direction. So frustrating! Finally we were able to put ourselves above the school and in go our baits. I'm instantly picked up and seconds later I'm on!!!! I immediately hand the rod off to Mike and he is thrilled to be fighting his first ever tuna. After much coaching, Mike lands the first tuna of the season on the Stealth Stix. Hell yeah, high fives to all!!!!

    We chased the school for another 45 minutes or so, but just couldn't get another one. In the meantime, we spot a few boats that were chasing the school with us, fishing a good size paddy. We joined the fray and Bryan hooks and hands off a nice dorado to Mike. Bryan handled the gaff duties once again and Mike lands his first ever dorado. Two firsts in one day....Mike was stoked!! We fished this paddy for a few yellows before deciding to call it a day. We were back at the dock by 1pm....in time to make my son's football game.


    Great day on the water with good friends! Looking forward to the next trip!!
     

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  2. jollanes

    jollanes Farming Specialist

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    Nice work! Good to see there are still a few tuna locally.
     
  3. Ripnsumlip

    Ripnsumlip Hooooook upppppp!!!!

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    Congrats and thank you for the post.....
     
  4. Can't Parker

    Can't Parker Me

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    ALL RIGHT!
     
  5. Stakanak

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    Excellent!
     
  6. buddaisis

    buddaisis KLABAUTERMANN

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    RIGHT ON, nice job fellas!!!
    :appl:
     
  7. 26grumpy

    26grumpy who hooked who

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    So awesome, WTG Jeff!!!
     
  8. djennings

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    Way to get 'em Jeff.
     
  9. Tunahead

    Tunahead LONGTIME TUNA ABUSED MEMBER

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    Cool Jeff, and your friends are newbies no more...LOL
     
  10. Ali

    Ali Master of Nothing Admin

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    Nice work guys. Looks like fun close to home.
     
  11. fishsmith

    fishsmith Captain

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    Nice local fishing!
     
  12. blubby07

    blubby07 Well-Known "Member"

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    Right on!!! Cool to see on our local banks congrats!!! Is that a 21 se?
     
  13. bbkat

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    Nice job!
     
  14. c-goat

    c-goat HELL BENT FOR FEATHER

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    Good job on the tuna.
    Im hoping a few more start to filter their way north.The volume just isn't there....or here I guess.Hopefully soon.
     
  15. peteking

    peteking Everybody take a look at the bad guy-T. Montana

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    The Dalton boys strike again. Good job!
     
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    Way to go Jeff!
     
  17. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    US Tuna and Do Do's, that works, congrats guys!
     
  18. jeffdalton

    jeffdalton "Well Known" Member

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    Ron, until they have a clue as to what they're doing, they're newbies. :)
     
  19. titos334

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    Damn, I was there Friday and didn't see shit. Dana Pride was out there and looked to be headed out towards SCI. Lucky for us we found a paddy inshore a couple miles of San Clemente and got some yellows. Good work!
     
  20. jeffdalton

    jeffdalton "Well Known" Member

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    We worked this school with two other boats, but our persistence paid off. The volume of birds working this school was a dead giveaway. With any luck the conditions will either hold or better yet, improve and we might be pulling on a bunch of tuna fairly soon.
     

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